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Title in the Language of the Record

Belgique, Luxembourg, registres d’état civil

Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912.

The collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths from the Belgian National Archives. The collection also includes marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and some original indexes. Additional images will be added as they become available.

The events are recorded in Dutch, Flemish, or French and cover the years 1608 to 1912.

For information on the content of the records please see the wiki article Belgium, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Record Content

Birth Records generally contain the following information:

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • If still-born, illegitimate, or twin
  • Gender
  • Names of parents, father's occupation and their residence
  • Birth place of father
  • Birth place of mother
  • Date and number of record

Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Death Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Lieu"

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch, Flemish and French so you will need to be able to understand these written languages. For help with reading the records, see the wiki articles:

You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on "Reading Dutch Written Records"

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Known Issues with This Collection

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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Rijksarchief te Antwerpen [National Archives of Belgium, Brussels].

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Belgium, Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1608-1912.

 

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